Many of us are now at an age where children are beginning to leave home and make lives of their own. So, what are you going to do with all of those spare bedrooms?
One option is to downsize. Sell the family home and move into a smaller home, perhaps a townhouse or condo apartment. Many empty nesters are also turning to renovations and are coming up with a variety of ideas to efficiently use all that empty space. A home office is one idea. Many people are retiring and turning to independent consulting and need a room to work.
For those who prefer hobbies, leave the dining room table for eating and take it upstairs. Create a work room for scrap booking, painting and sewing for all those new grandchildren. Or fight the middle-aged spread with an exercise room.
If you do spend a lot of time with grandchildren, consider turning an old bedroom into a playroom. Paint the walls in colourful designs. This prevents the spread of toys to the entire house.
Or, take down a wall and enlarge your master. Get the bathroom of your dreams and add a sitting area for reading.
The choice is yours and the options endless! You can always simply redecorate current bedrooms and keep them for when the children come home again. Only to visit, of course!